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Entrepreneurship

From ideation to starting your own business, this section provides expert advice and solutions from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

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8 Reasons Why the Cash-Only Model Doesn't Work for Small Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Customers want options when it comes to paying. If you don't already accept credit cards, here are eight reasons you should.

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Sound Stupid? Dumb Business Ideas That Turned Out to be Pretty Smart
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Google, Twitter and the iPad all started as "dumb" business ideas no one believed in.

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Naming a Product: What You Need to Know
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

Product names can make or break sales. Here's how to choose the right one.

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3 Secrets of Successful Family Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

You don't have to be a family business to apply these secrets to your organization.

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Tips for Setting Better Business Goals
By Simone Johnson | March 31, 2020

Learn how to create better business goals that can help you guide your company.

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How to Find a Gap in the Marketplace
By Skye Schooley | March 30, 2020

Learn how to use a trending business model from another industry to create a business that satisfies your own needs as a consumer.

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Tips for Keeping the Peace When Working with Family
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Working with family common, but there's much to consider before making this arrangement.

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How to Identify, Address and Dissolve a Bad Partnership
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Understand the signs of a bad partnership before you take steps to end it.

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How to Host an Effective Conference Call
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

By following these guidelines, your meetings will be focused, timely and productive.

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8 Smart Tips for Evaluating Your Outsourcing Partner
By business.com editorial staff | March 24, 2020

When outsourcing any part of your production process, following these eight steps will help you pick the right company.

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How to Rebrand Your E-Commerce Business
By Joshua Stowers | March 24, 2020

A successful rebrand helps customers find your business and understand what your business does. Learn how Spirit Hub successfully rebranded its alcohol e-commerce business.

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7 Steps to Make Your Business Less Likely to Fail
By Adem Selita | March 19, 2020

Fear or shame of failure could cripple you as an entrepreneur. While failure is possible and not shameful, you can still take these steps for your due diligence in starting a business.

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Fight Coronavirus Procrastination: How to Boost Your Productivity Working From Home
By Daglar Cizmeci | March 19, 2020

In the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, many companies are forced to work from home, which can encourage procrastination. Let's explore a few tips to maintain productivity and focus at home.

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The Pros and Cons of Virtual Offices
By business.com editorial staff | March 19, 2020

The trend of virtual offices is starting to gain momentum. However, as every single product out there, even virtual offices have advantages and disadvantages.

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Company Cars: To Buy or to Lease, That Is the Question
By business.com editorial staff | March 16, 2020

Should you buy or lease the company car? Here are pros and cons of each to help you weigh which is best for your needs.

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Steps in Order Fulfillment
By business.com editorial staff | March 16, 2020

Gain a complete understanding of the several steps involved in order fulfillment.

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Is a College Degree Necessary for Success?
By Sammi Caramela | March 13, 2020

Education comes in many forms, whether years of schooling or months of hands-on training.

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What Is Private Labeling, and How Does It Work?
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

Should your store expand to offer its own labeled products to compete with big brands?

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What Are You Waiting For? The Best Time to Start a Business Is Today
By Ryan Disraeli | March 09, 2020

The reality is that the longer you wait, the more time you will have for excuses to pile up until starting your own business feels like an insurmountable feat.

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How Partnerships Can Help Your Business Grow
By Adam Uzialko | March 06, 2020

Jersey Natural Farm has found success in its mission-driven model of organic, regenerative agriculture on a small scale. But to expand the model and drive growth, it relies on new partners.

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To Infinity and Beyond: Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking
By business.com editorial staff | March 04, 2020

Positive thinking can make you a better problem-solver.

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International Business Etiquette From Around the World
By Matt D'Angelo | February 25, 2020

If you do business with companies from other countries, you must understand how international business etiquette varies from place to place.

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10 Signs That It's Time to Pivot Your Business
By Chris Porteous | February 19, 2020

Pivoting can revitalize a struggling business. How can you tell when it's time for your business to pivot?

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What Is Supply Chain Distribution?
By business.com editorial staff | February 18, 2020

Supply chain distribution is used to balance supply and demand.

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Why a Quarter-Life Crisis Might Be the Best Thing to Happen to Your Career
By Ashley Morris | February 05, 2020

Many people experience a "quarter-life crisis." Luckily, it can be motivation to make a positive switch to reinvigorate your career.

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What Serving in Combat Taught Me About Startups
By Jeffrey Chapman | February 05, 2020

Jeffrey Chapman, CEO of Babel Street, shares how his combat experience prepared him for startup life and the lessons he learned building various businesses.

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9 Best Side Hustle Ideas for 2020
By Chris Porteous | February 02, 2020

Here's a breakdown of nine of the best side hustle ideas for 2020, why this is the year to chase them, and how they'll reward you for your hard work.

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Transitioning From Corporate America to Franchise Business Ownership
By Jim Judy | January 28, 2020

The thought of leaving the corporate world for business ownership is both exciting and frightening. These steps can help you decide and prepare.

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3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business
By Anthony Delgado | January 14, 2020

Let me help you learn from the tough lessons I discovered on my own.

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Everything You Want to Know About Business Planning
By Dave Lavinsky | January 12, 2020

The right business plan is often the difference between a company that stagnates and one that achieves great heights.